FC Bayern München

FC Bayern München

Devastating news! Apparently one of our twins does not appear to be a FC Bayern fan. This is devastating news for daddy!! Even now our toddler sometimes has to sing the FC Bayern song, for daddy, to get an extra cracker or longer playtime at the park. FC Bayern, Stern des Südens, du wirst niemals … Read more

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St. Martin’s Day, Martinstag

St. Martin’s Day, Martinstag

 In Germany, on November 11, families celebrate St. Martin’s Day, “Martinstag.” Children make lanterns at home, or school, and then gather at a special location to sing songs and parade with their homemade lanterns in remembrance of St. Martin, a man who was a Roman solider, turned monk, baptised in adulthood and eventually obtained Sainthood. … Read more

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Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat

Ahhh Halloween, my favorite holiday. Click here for our post: Halloween Celebrations and Meaning, Why as Christians we still celebrate Halloween and some cultural differences for Halloween. We love how neighborhoods come together for some simple and fun community celebrating. Children, and adults, get to dress up, attend parties, festivals, and go trick or treating. … Read more

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Circumcision on boys

Circumcision on boys

A resent ruling, in Germany, now considers religious-based circumcision as bodily harm and a criminal offence. It doesn’t matter if there is parental consent. This ruling follows a recent case where a doctor circumcised a 4 yr old Muslim boy via parent’s request. Days later, the boy was hospitalized for hemorrhaging, and the doctor was … Read more

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Euro 2012

Euro 2012

 So the other day my husband says, “are you going to do a post about the European Championship? I really think you should.” How cute is he! Well, moms worldwide, it never hurts to educate yourself on some basic facts regarding sports whether local or international. For the American moms, you might even impress your … Read more

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Mothers in other Cultures

Mothers in other Cultures

 I love writing about cultural differences but with the love of a mother, there is no cultural difference. Culturally, here are some of our favorite quotes, and how to say mom in other languages.   Famous Jewish Proverb states, “God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers”.   In Ireland they say that … Read more

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How to Make Easter Egg Ornaments

How to Make Easter Egg Ornaments

 In Germany and Austria, it’s customary to celebrate Easter by hanging decorated Easter eggs from the branches of trees or bushes. The picture, left, is from Saalfeld, Germany (Deutschland), and holds 10,000 decorated Easter Eggs.   While living in Germany, my German mother-in-law used to give us handmade Easter Egg ornaments and an “Easter Tree” to … Read more

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